DAVY WOTTON’S reputation as an exponent of the wet fly, and as a master tyer, is second to none and we are stoked to have him join us at our November Bugs N Brew evening.
Davy Will be teaching the foundations of wet fly construction via two of his favorite White River patterns the Silver Invicta and Hare’s Ear March Brown.
Spiders, soft hackles and winged wet flies are a major influence historically and today for the fly fisherman’s choice of flies to catch trout, and for that matter many other species.DW
From a simple thread body with a wound hackle, to the fly patterns that incorporate many other materials it is for many the addition of wings to a wet fly body that pose problems.
A winged fly is no more than the addition over and above a well tied fly body.
The class will cover the 5 major elements of the traditional fly patterns, which are tails, bodies, ribs, hackles and wings.
The two fly patterns l have chosen to teach are two of my top flies for the white river. The Silver Invicta and the Hares ear/March Brown.
The cost of the class is $15 a head and includes materials. Bring your own tying light, vise, tools and UTC70 thread (black or olive). Class starts 6.30pm. Call the shop on 870 435 6166 to reserve your spot.or the tying class.
Of course our motto for the Bugs N Brews is “Taking Fly Tying To The People”, and we love our local or visiting fly fishers swinging by to watch from the couch, or sit on the patio, and enjoy Rapp’s Breweries brews, or perhaps a glass or wine, non-alcoholic root beer or cream soda.
There is no other way to have this much fun on a Wednesday night.